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Vomer's Conch

Euprotomus vomer

Description:

This is a fairly common Cone Shell - Euprotomus vomer, usually buried under the sands and they come out at night or late afternoon to feed. They have interesting eyes at the end of their eye stalks.



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15 Comments

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt a year ago

So happy to see this lil guy WIN!!
CONGRATS!! :)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Daniele and PN for selecting this picture.

Thanks too, @Antonio :)

Congrats Albert

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Albert, your Vomer's conch won joint second position in our 2017 Best Wildlife Photo competition, Others category:

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AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @armadeus.4 and @SarahWhitt for your kind words :)

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt a year ago

OH.MY.GOSH!!!!! That is FANTASTIC!!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 a year ago

Awesome critter! Great shots Albert! Congratulations and thank you for sharing :)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Daniele for the SOTD :), indeed their eyes are very interesting and is becoming a favourite subject for Underwater Macro Photographers.

Thanks too, @triggsturner, @remkinloch, @flowntheloop, @SukanyaDatta and @Christina Y. for your kind words and support :)

remkinloch
remkinloch a year ago

That is an amazing photo. It looks cute and alien like at the same time! Well deserved SOTD.

triggsturner
triggsturner a year ago

Thats a ripper Albert! Congrats on your SOTD.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Albert, your Vomer's Conch is our Spotting of the Day!

"Eye popping! This Vomer's Conch (Euprotomus vomer) is our Spotting of the Day! This sea snail belongs to the family Strombidae. Strombids are found mainly in tropical and subtropical waters. While most snails have eyes at the base of their tentacles, strombids have large eyes placed at the end of stalks. These stalked eyes can be moved independently and extended out one at a time to scan the snail's surroundings".

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flowntheloop
flowntheloop a year ago

Wonderful!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

The eyes have it!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Wow! Great spotting, love the eyes!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Quite extraordinary Albert! I've seen this shell many times but never with the critter inside. These eyes!

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.76, Long: 120.91

Spotted on Aug 6, 2017
Submitted on Aug 18, 2017

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